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PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS 

ABBOT ACADEMY 

ANDOVER, MASS. 



1926 



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Front Row, left to right: Gretchen Vanderschmidt, President; Frances Flagg, Vice-President. 
Back Row, left to right: Priscilla Perkins, Treasurer; Alice Cole, Secretary. 



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ADELAIDE VAN VOORHIS BLACK 




Zanesville, Ohio 

Two years 
Honor Roll '25, '26 
Posture Committee '2.5 
Student Council '26 
Armband '25 



President A. C. A. '26 
Advisory Board '25 
Bible Group Leader '26 
Philomatheia '25, '26 
Class Book Board '26 

Chairman of Merit Committee '26 

When Adelaide first came to Abbot, she was so 
quiet that we didn't recognize her capabilities 
until she started taking care of Cynthia. On the 
strength of that we made her president of our 
A. C. A., and what a splendid one she has been! 
We all take off our hats to you, Adelaide, and at 
the same time wish we had the brains that lie 
under yours. We know that sometime you will 
be given a position right next to Saint Peter, 
so that you can ring the gong that calls the little 
angels to pray. 




BARBARA HARRIET BLOOMFIELD 

"Barb" 
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 

Four years 

Entertainment Committee '23 Arm Band '25 
Class President '24 Athletic Council '26 

Class Cheer Leader '24 Baseball Numerals '25 
Hockey Numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 Fidelio '26 
Hockey Team '25, '26 Spanish Play '24, '25 

"A" Society '25, '26 Bible Group Leader '26 
Secretary-Treasurer "A" Society '25 

Posture Honor Roll '25 
President "A" Society '26 Senior Play 

Captain Hockey '26 Class Book Board '26 

Second Vice-President Student Council '26 
Everyone was a bromide until Barb came into 
the world. But who can help being a sulphite 
when she is around? It can be truthfully said 
of her: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you." 
The third floor front will always echo with her 
hearty laugh. But taking into consideration 
Barb's real talent, we have overlooked a prom- 
ising basketball career. For not only can she 
shoot a basketball into a basket, but a lump of 
sugar into a full cup of coffee. Unfortunately the 
basketball season was over when we discovered 
this hidden talent in Barb's complex. 



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1 ANSTISS HOWARD BOWSER 

"Annie" 
Simmons Four years 

President Student Council '26 Arm Band '23 
Class President '25 Draper Dramatics '24 

A. C. A. Treasurer '25 French Play '24 

Student Council '24 Advisory Board '25 

Bible Group Leader '25 Tennis Team '26 

Northfield '24 Second Hockey Team '25 

Senior-Mid Play '25 Philomatheia '24/25, '26 
Hockey Numerals '23, '24, '25 "A" Society '26 
Baseball Numerals '23 

Honor Roll '23, '24, '25, '26 
Tea Dance Committee '25 
"Annie" is so versatile that it is hard to know 
where to begin. As Stu. G. President she has 
carried us through a most successful year. 
We should have suffered badly without her 
services on the tennis team, and can we ever 
forget the little costume of orange skirt, middy, 
black stockings and sneakers that she so faith- 
fully donned every time she appeared on the 
courts? Her outstanding gift, however, is her 
alluring soprano voice, which has held us spell- 
bound at two big recitals this year. One was at 
Intervale, where Miss Bailey was guest of honor, 
and the other in Davis Hall. Both times she 
was encored amid storms of applause. What a 
future!! 

EDITH BULLEN 

" Edie" 

Glencoe, Illinois 

Three years 
Business Manager Courant '25, '26 

Advisory Board '26 
Fidelio '25, '26; President '26 Arm Band '26 
Odeon '25, '26; President '26 Senior Play 

English V Play '25 Hockey Numerals '26 

Edie is one of our most versatile members. 
Without her, Odeon would indeed be a ship 
without a rudder, and what would a Courant be, 
published without one of her poems? She is 
rather reticent about bringing forth her literary 
productions, but when one finally appears, it 
certainly is worth while waiting for. As " Celia" 
in the Senior Play she made the character lasting 
in our memories, and we can never forget how 
darling Edie looked in her little shepherdess 
costume. Just out of mere curiosity, I am won- 
dering how many candles were left lighted on 
your last birthday cake after you had given a 
lusty blow. We're betting on one candle, Edie! 

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MARION ELIZABETH BURR 

"Burr" 
Manchester, Connecticut 
Wellesley Two years 

Arm Band '26 
Though we consider Marion one of our absent- 
minded friends, that is quite natural, for are not 
all artists absent-minded? And she has a lot of 
talent, so it is perfectly justifiable if her mind 
flies away into the airy regions of dreamy art at 
times. But she can stay down here sometimes 
too, when she makes up her mind to it. We have 
found her very convincing and to the point in 
her arguments in English class. 




KATHARINE CLAY 

"Kay", "Katie" 

Methuen, Massachusetts 

Five years 
Basketball Numerals '23 Arm Band '26 

Vice-President of Class '24 A. D. S. '26 

Student Council '23, '25 A. D. S. Play '26 

Senior-Mid Play '25 Senior Play '26 

Fidelio '23, '24 Northfield Delegate '24 

Advisory Board '25 Bible Group Leader '25, '26 
Chairman Entertainment Committee '26 
Kay, our class athlete — what could we pos- 
sibly do without her? But if you should decide 
to follow the example of so many athletes and 
wend your way to Hollywood, as Red Grange 
did, do put it off until June, Kay! The "Lonely 
Knight" would miss you so much in choral. 
But when we get away from the irrelevant and 
come down to real facts, we unquestioningly 
recognize Kay as a girl who has done more than 
her best for Abbot. And we can't say anything 
more about her without adding that she is 
"divinely tall and most divinely faire." 



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ALICE MARIS COLE 

" Coke" 
Duluth, Minnesota 

Five years 
Class Treasurer '24 Class Secretary '26 

Arm Band '22, '23 Glee Club '22 

Fidelio '23, '24, '25 
"Coke" is another pillar belonging to the 
little cluster of " five-yearers " ; and what a good, 
substantial one she is, too! What could our class 
do without her faithful roll-calling and record 
keeping? Who was it who took the responsi- 
bility of the management of our Senior rings, 
and so painstakingly carried on the tedious 
business, with all the endless correspondence 
involved? And who will be missed tremendously 
when '26 has gone? Echo answers: " 'Coke'." 




RUTH LYMAN COPELAND 

" Cope" 

Michigan City, Indiana 

Two years 
A. D. S. '26 Entertainment Committee '25, '26 
Senior Play '26 Basketball Numerals '25, '26 
"A" Society '25, '26 Fidelio '25, '26 

Basketball Team '25, '26 A. D. S. Play '26 

English V Play '25 Calendar Committee '26 

Posture Committee '26 Bible Group Leader '26 
Arm Band '25 Class Book Board '26 

Although she has been at Abbot only two years 
Cope is among the best loved and most prom- 
inent girls. Sweet, harmonious sounds from up- 
stairs in room 53 are always a sure sign that 
Cope and Perk are at it again — singing as they 
used to do in Sherman last year. Besides being a 
singer, Cope is also a great athlete, an actor, and 
a frequenter of Cambridge. Yes, Orlando, you're 
a fine young fellow. 




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GERTRUDE BRESHEAR CRAIK 
Belize, British Honduras 

Two years 
Philomatheia '24 (Sec. and Treas. '25, '26) 

Class Book Board '26 
Advisory Board '25, '26 Arm Band '25 

Senior Play '26 English V Play '25 

When you hear a soft, delightful Southern 
accent, somewhere in the offing, if you will follow 
it up you'll find Gertrude, oftentimes telling 
some fascinating tale about Belize to a group of 
enthusiastic listeners. If you ever want to 
know anything about Current Events or Euro- 
pean History, Gertrude's the person to ask. Not 
only does she take admirable, yes admirable 
care of Ruth, but also acts as our trusty Baby 
Ben on the third floor front. 




RUTH COLLEY DEADMAN 
Wakefield, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Fidelio '25 Arm Band '25, '26 

"I think sleep will do me more good." No, 
this isn't Rip Van Winkle, it's only Ruth. You 
can hear these words of wisdom if you come 
around during the cold grey hours of the morn- 
ing, just before a Psyc. or a History test. This 
doesn't mean that Ruth doesn't study, though. 
Just look at her English rr.id-year for proof of 
that. Well, Ruth, you say that you haven't 
decided what you are going to do next year? 
We all know that you can get a recommendation 
as private secretary anyway. You don't believe 
me? Just ask English V or your roommate. 



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JEAN JOHNSTON DONALD 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Spanish Play '25 Senior Play '26 

Hockey Numerals '24, '25 
Jean is one of Abbot's male impersonators. 
First she appeared as a dashing young Spaniard 
and then again as an English country fellow. 
Jean has had a hand also at hockey, where her 
mighty hits are very dangerous looking. But 
she is of a gentle nature and not greatly to be 
feared. 





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LOUISE CAROLYN DOUGLASS 

" Weedie" , "Doug" 

Guilford, Maine 

Three years 
Class Secretary '24 Vice-President Q.E.D., '26 
Arm Band '24 Student Council '26 

Hockey Numerals '25, '26 Senior Play '26 

Second Hockey Team '24, '25 Fidelio '26 

Vice-President A. C. A. '26 Advisory Board '25 
Q. E. D. '25, '26 Bible Group Leader '26 

Doug has such a satisfying personality, which 
is so characteristic of just Doug, that things don't 
seem quite natural unless she is around. Quiet 
though she may appear in Room 1, should one 
happen down on the second floor front after 
nine o'clock (and possibly before) one might 
hear the infectious little giggle, running up and 
down the scale, reinforced by Flora's more 
substantial roar. Weedie is extremely capable, 
but the point is to make her think so too. When 
the latter is accomplished, beware! She may 
become a Mrs. Napoleon Bonaparte. 




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RUTH EMELINE FARRINGTON 

Manchester, New Hampshire 

Smith Three years 

Arm Band '23, '25 Honor Roll '24 

Baseball Numerals '25 Fidelio '24, '25 

Odeon '26 

Ruth is one of the few in Abbot who has a 

large vocabulary and uses it correctly. As a 

sonnet writer, and in fact a writer in general, she 

has made quite a name for herself. Although 

she is generally very quiet in English class, she 

comes out with fine marks, so it must be that 

she is constantly imbibing knowledge from the 

wise remarks of the rest of the class. 



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FRANCES LEIGHTON FLAGG 
" Fonty" 
Andover, Massachusetts 
Mt. Holyoke Five years 

Senior Vice-President Draper Dramatics '24, '25 
Student Council '24, '25, '26 French Play '24 
"A" Society '26 Hockey Numerals '24, '25, '26 



Hockey Team '26 
A. D. S. '25, '26 
A. D. S. Play '26 
Northfield Delegate '25 
Class President '24, '25 



Arm Band '22, '24 

Junior Glee Club '22 

Posture Committee '24 

Fidelio '23, '24, '25, '26 

Senior-Mid Play '25 



Posture Honor Roll '24, '25 Senior Play 

Honor Roll '22, '23, '24, '25 
"Oh my dear! You're just wonderful!" Who 
is there in school that hasn't learned to know 
Fonty by that? Class officer, dramatist, honor 
roller and songster — she is all of these and what 
a lot of things besides! Courteous when she 
ought to be, and jolly when she ought, and a 
great party-giver too. We Seniors surely have 
had fun at the Baronial Hall! 



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EMILY THORNTON GAGE 
"Em" 



Suffield, Connecticut 
Wcllesley Two years 

Conrant '25, '26 Secretary-Treasurer Odeon '26 
Arm Band '25 Bible Group Leader '26 

Basketball Numerals '25, '26 Odeon '25, '26 

Secretary Student Council '26 

Merit Committee '26 
Prowess in the field of literature is greatly to 
be envied, especially such headway as has been 
made by Emily in her two years here. She's 
quiet, but oh! what a wealth of ideas lie hidden 
beneath that pretty hair until her ready pen 
releases them from its tip. She not only has 
given us a great pleasure with her literary ability 
but has aided others in doing so by her efficient 
management as Literary Editor-in-chief of the 
Courant. She climbs to dizzy heights too, on the 
Honor Roll. But there are times when she throws 
all her dignity to the winds as she tears around 
the basketball field. 




DOROTHY GILLETTE 

"Dot" 
Danvers, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Entertainment Committee '26 Fidelio '25 

Baseball Numerals '25 Arm Band '25 

Senior Play '26 
From all accounts, Dot seems to be a live 
wire on the second floor wing and her room is a 
general gathering place on ten o'clock nights. 
We suspect that Dot may some day found an 
orphan asylum in Danvers, and we feel sure that 
all the orphans will love her because of her kindly 
disposition, her love of children and her broad 
smile which is really quite winning. 




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EVELYN MAY GLIDDEN 

"did " 

Watertown, Massachusetts 

Wellesley Five years 

Honor Roll '22, '23, '24, '25, '26 Glee Club '22 

Hockey Numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 Arm Band '25 

Hockey Team '23, '24, '25, '26 Q. E. D. '25, '26 

Baseball Numerals '24 Northneld Delegate '25 

"A" Society '23, '24, '25, '26 Athletic Council '26 

Sec.-Treas. "A" Society '24 Student Council '26 

Class Vice-President '25 Bible Group Leader '26 

Student-Faculty Committee '26 

Posture Committee '26 
President of A. A. A. '26 
If only some of us could have just a scrap of 
Glid's brains, how clever we might be! Not 
content with the mediocre, Glid aspires to the 
highest in everything. She is not afraid of hard 
work, and she perhaps best fits, more than any- 
one else, the old adage: "Work while you work; 
play while you play." Glid certainly does the 
latter on the hockey field and without her on the 
forward line — well, we just couldn't imagine it. 
She has great ability in all lines and we are ex- 
pecting much of her when she gets out into the 
cold, cold world. 




PATRICIA ALICE GOODWILLIE 

"Patty" 
Andover, Massachusetts 



Smith 

Arm Band '25, '26 
French Play '24 
Courant '24, '25, '26 
Student Government '25 



Three years 

Honor Roll '24, '26 

Senior Mid Play '25 

Draper Dramatics '25 

Senior Play '26 



Last year everyone stood a little in awe of 
Patty, as she was on "Stu.G." But this year 
she has been just "Patty," and everyone likes 
her. She spends many weary hours writing 
strange manuscripts, which nobody may see, but 
they aren't treacherous; they're only editorials 
for the Courant. Although Madame Craig has 
christened her " Patty-je-n'ai-pas fini", yet she 
always does finish finally, and even manages to 
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GRACIE GRIFFIN 

Winthrop, Massachusetts 

Boston Academy of Speech Arts Five years 

Junior Glee Club '21, '22 English V Play '24 



Fidelio 22, '23, '24, '25 
School Cheer Leader '24, 
Draper Dramatics '25 
President A. D. S. '26 
A. D. S. '23, '24, '25, '26 
A. D. S. Play 



Senior-Mid Play '25 

'25, '26 Arm Band '24 

Senior Play '26 

Northfield Delegate 

Baseball Numerals '23 

Class Cheer Leader '23 



Basketball Numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 
When Gracie has left the shelter of the Home- 
stead and is out in the cold, cold world, the first 
thing we know, she will be starring on Broadway. 
Which will it be, Gracie? Are you going to take 
your contagious laugh to the comedy stage, or 
are you going to make your reputation in 
Shakespeare, and show people what a "heavenly 
Rosalind" you can be? Whichever it is, we 
know you will shine and carry the same pep to 
the stage that you gave to us on Bradford Day. 




SAYE-KO HIROOKA 
Hyogo-ken, Japan 

Two years 
"A" Society Senior Mid Play '25 

Basketball Team '26 Advisory Board 

Basketball Numerals '25, '26 

Northfield Delegate '25 
Little Saye is quiet until a hidden spring, 
somewhere within her, is pressed, and she's off — 
all mirth, and just bubbling over, and her little 
giggle is positively contagious. She streaks 
around the basketball field, dodging in and out, 
and if the ball is anywhere in Saye's vicinity, she 
will get it. We'll never forget her as the indif- 
ferent "Property Man" in the Senior-Mid 
Play, and we wonder if the newspaper she so 
studiously held before her face was really right- 
side up. 




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JANE RUTH HOVEY 

''Pork Chop" 
Melrose, Massachusetts 
Boston Academy of Speech Arts Two years 

Draper Dramatics '25 Arm Band '24, '25 

A. D. S. '26 A. D. S. Play '26 

Senior Play '26 
"Pork Chop" has got real ability in dramatics 
and we wonder what A. D. S. and the Seniors 
would do without her and her talent. We think 
she has a great future ahead of her and 'we wish 
her all luck. A fellow Senior entering the Senior 
parlor is almost always sure to find Jane re- 
clining. Studying Current Events? Maybe so, 
but she's smiling in spite of it. She's always on 
the broad grin! 




CYNTHIA HUNT 
" Cyn" 
Attleboro, Massachusetts 
Smith Two years 

Arm Band '24 Draper Dramatics '25 

Senior-Mid Play '25 French Play '26 

Although "Cyn" is not our class baby in age, 
she surely is in looks; for what could be more 
adorably infant-like than her wide blue eyes and 
closely cropped hair. In order to live up to her 
looks she is constantly effervescing, and has 
also won for herself the name of "peace-maker" 
on the fourth floor. And, oh Cyn! Although 
you may not know it, we have found out about 
that sweet-tooth of yours, too. Does anyone 
want Hershey bars? Go to Cyn, she won't 
fail you. 



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EDITH KIMBALL IRELAND 

" Edie" 

Newburyport, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Arm Band '25, '26 Senior Play 

Edie has such a bubbling-over and cheerful 
disposition that it is hard to imagine her cross and 
irritable. Maybe she does get that way, but 
we have never seen her. Perhaps it is because 
she pours out her wrath on the heads of the 
members of her nursery and menagerie, and has 
none left for us. At times we notice that the 
bunny and puppy are sitting up rather straight, 
and have a crestfallen air about them. Also — 
(don't tell anyone) three of her goldfish were 
found dead one morning. 




RUTH KATZMAN 

"Kitty" 

Hyde Park, Massachusetts 

Three years 
Fidelio '25, '26 Secretary A. C. A. '26 

Secretary Class '24 English V Play '25 

Bible Group Leader '26 Senior Play '25 

Ruth, like her roommate, is another one of the 
quiet members of the Class of '26, but it is the 
silence of knowledge, not of ignorance. She says 
so many things that are worth-while that she is 
a more than admirable Bible Group leader. We 
did not know that she had such latent dramatic 
ability either, until she appeared in that charming 
English V Play last year. 




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HELEN ELIZABETH LARSON 
"Bud" 



Kansas City, Missouri 

Two years 
Hockey Team '26 
"A" Society '26 
Senior Play '26 



Baseball Numerals '25 
Hockey Numerals '25, '26 
Class Book Board '26 

In our encyclopedia of names, H. Larson should 
stand for pep, ingenuity and all that is gay. 
When we hear her coming down the corridor, we 
forget our worries and try to look cheerful. 
"Now I ask you," what would we have done on 
the Class Book Board without Bud's able assist- 
ance? When she got on the job the ads just 
came rolling in and the money too. We always 
did insist that she could sell an ice cream cone to 
an Eskimo! 



LUCIE VIRGINIA LOCKER 

"Locker" 




Wellesley 

Tennis Team '24, '25, 
Tennis Numerals '24 
Captain Tennis Team '26 
"A" Society '24, '25, '26 
Athletic Council '26 
Senior Play 



Duluth, Minnesota 

Three years 
Fidelio '24, '26 



26 

Q. E. D. '26 

Arm Band '26 
French Play '24 
Honor Roll '24, '25, '26 
Posture Honor Roll '25 
For three years Lucie has been a prominent 
figure in the tennis history of Abbot. She has 
conquered many foes, not only on the court, but 
in the class-room, for she takes the Honor Roll 
as a matter of course. When Lucie graduates, 
the Western Union will go into a state of insol- 
vency; Miss Jenks's time will hang heavy on her 
hands; Miss Bailey will forget how to read, and 
the messenger-boy's bicycle will grow rusty with 
disuse. That's all right, Lucie, we all can't have 
Ernies for brothers. The Class of '26 claims 
Lucie and Edie as worthy upholders of the 
United States motto, "United we stand; divided 
we fall." 



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MARIE SUZANNE LOIZEAUX 
"Suzzy" 
Plymouth, New Hampshire 
Prince School Two years 

Treasurer Athletic Association '26 Q. E. D. '26 
Hockey Team '25, '26 Senior Play '26 

Hockey Numerals '25, '26 Fidelio '25 

Class Book Board '26 Athletic Council '26 

"A" Society '25, '26 Bible Group Leader '26 
Entertainment Committee '26 

Arm Band '25, '26 
The Class of '26 without its Suzzy would be 
like the proverbial — or nearly proverbial — 
ship without a sail. Who else could settle the 
affairs of the nation quite so satisfactorily? 
Who else could pour just the right kind of oil on 
troubled waters? Who but Suzzy, mighty as 
to determination and shinguards, could so nobly 
guard the hockey goal? Who in the Senior class 
could write one song without her cheerful and 
substantial aid? Suzzy trails behind her a long 
list of accomplishments, one of which is playing 
the jew's-harp. 




EMILY LOUISE LYMAN 

" Emilee" 
Mt. Kisco, New York 



Four years 
Arm Band '23 
Advisory Board '25 
Fidelio '25 
Bible Group Leader '26 



Secretary A. C. A. '25 
Q. E. D. '24, '25, '26 
President Q. E. D. '26 
Baseball Numerals '25 
Class Vice-President '25 

1st Vice-President Stu. G. '26 
"Laugh and grow fat." Emily is probably the 
exception that proves the rule. If she were not, 
she would have joined Barnum and Bailey's long 
ago. Room 30 undoubtedly has enough laughter 
filling its cracks and crannies, after two years of 
Emily, to tide it over till she comes back for her 
fortieth reunion in 1966. Despite this, Emily is 
capable of being quite serious-minded at times; 
as, for instance, in the heated Q. E. D. debates, 
when she expounds her theories in no uncertain 
terms. Some day Abbot may be proud to claim 
her as one of the leading stateswomen of our 
country. 




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FLORENCE WRIGHT MacDOUGALL 

"Flop" 

Newton Center, Massachusetts 

Three years 
Fidelio '24, '25, '26 Northfield Delegate '24 

Arm Band '25, '26 Hockey Numerals '24/25, '26 
Bible Group Leader '25, '26 Senior Play '26 

We are quite sure that sometime soon Flop 
will be taken in as Mr. Bassett's assistant, to 
point out the wonders to be seen on the tours. 
If anyone is in doubt about this, let her ask the 
History of Art class about the time Flop took us 
through McKeen hall and expounded upon Greek 
goddesses and Roman edifices. Whenever you 
are in need of this expert person, you had best 
look in Dot's room, for you are sure to find her 
there. 




ELINOR COLBY MAHONEY 
Salem, Massachusetts 
Wellesley Two years 

Vice-President A. A. A. '26 Honor Roll '25 

Athletic Council '26 Arm Band '24 

Student Council '26 2 Arm Bars '25 

Baseball Numerals Posture Honor Roll '25, '26 
Here is another of our outstanding walkers, 
and to keep account of Elinor's arm bands and 
bars one would need the head of an adding 
machine. Sometimes she quickens her pace into 
running, and we know how well, by her ribbons 
and the way she upheld the honor of the Senior- 
Mids last spring. But Elinor does not confine 
her accomplishments to the mere physical, for if 
you peep between the blue covers of the Conrant, 
you are sure to find some of her exquisite work. 



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FRANCES McDOUGALL 

"Fran", "Ft", " Frazzie" 

Rockland, Maine 

Four years 
Q. E. D. '24, '25, '26 Senior-Mid play '25 

Sec.-Treas. Q. E. D. '26 Class President '23 

Basketball Numerals '23, '24, '25, '26 

Entertainment Committee '23, '25 
Captain Basketball '26 French Play '24 

Class Cheer Leader '24, '25, '26 Northfield '25 
English V Play '25 Program Committee '24 

Secretary A. A. '26 Fidelio '23, '24, '25, '26 

Class Vice-President '22 Draper Dramatics '25 
Bible Group Leader '25, '26 Arm Band '23 

School Cheer Leader '26 
Oh dea-a-ah! Everyone instinctively waits for 
that on the end of Fi's little giggle. It always 
comes, but it wouldn't be Fi if it didn't. They 
say that every genius has his own peculiarities, so 
this must be one of Fi's. (For a complete list, see 
Gret.) Music is her medium, and Abbot, as 
well as '26, is proud to have so able a musician 
among its members. Frazzy stands out, too, as 
class and school cheer leader. She organized and 
led a splendid basketball team with the finest of 
spirit, and much credit is due her. We might 
add that another of her peculiarities is snakes. 
If vou doubt it. temnt her with one! 



FRANCES ELLIOT MERRICK 

" Fran" 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Radcliffe Five years 

Honor Roll '22, '23, '24, '25, '26 

Fran is one of the chosen few who has saved 

the reputation of her class by "getting on the 

Honor Roll. There is scarcely ever one upon which 

her name does not appear. And although there 

is room on it for everyone, we are sure that it is a 

very honorable list. 





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PRISCILLA PERKINS 
"Perk" 
Salem, Massachusetts 
New England Conservatory of Music 

Two years 
Class Treasurer '25 Senior Treasurer '26 

Philomatheia '25, '26 Senior-Mid Play '25 

President Philomatheia '26 Senior Play '26 

Editor-in-chief of Classbook '26 Choir '26 

Draper Dramatics '25 Fidelio '25, '26 

Bible Group Leader '26 English V Play '25 

"Perk," besides having a song-bird in her 
throat, is the very able editor-in-chief of this 
book. Oh! to be blessed with a lovely voice and 
eyes to match, and the brains necessary for 
doing business in this world. As if this were not 
enough, she guides Philomatheia with one hand 
and, as she puts it, rakes in shekels with the 
other, as class treasurer. And she puts mere man 
to shame in the art of making love, as was proved 
to us when she took the leading part in "The 
Turtle Dove." 




MAUDE ALICE PERRY 

"Grendel", " Maudie" 
Springfield, Massachusetts 

Two years 
Arm Band '25 Spanish Play '25 

Fidelio '25 Senior Play '26 

Bible Group Leader '26 
In addition to the above accomplishments 
Grendel has the distinction of being "The bony 
priser of the humorous duke, " and we judge from 
all the shouting that she must have been some 
wrestler to down. She showed her strength to 
us again when she packed our trunks for us, in 
preparation for our trip to Intervale, and what 
didn't she get into them ! As for her ability to do 
History, need anything be said? 



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EDDA VINCENT RENOUF 



Smith 

Posture Honor Roll '25 
Senior-Mid Play '25 
Honor Roll '23, '24, '25 
French Play '24, '26 
Draper Dramatics '25 



Andover, Massachusetts 

Four years 

Senior Play '26 

Class Book Board '26 

'26 Odeon '25, '26 

German Play '25 

Arm Band '23, "24, '25 



Some of our mothers send us away to school 
because they think we can study better. Edda 
doesn't have to be sent away to school in order to 
keep herself in the vicinity of the top of the 
Honor Roll all of the time. What dramatic 
production is quite perfect without our shining 
light? Disclose your secret to us, Edda! 




OLIVE ROGERS 

West Roxbury, Massachusetts 
Advisory Board '26 Fidelio '25 

Arm Band '25, '26 
Olive has always been an unobtrusive little 
person and we hardly were aware that she was 
around unless we caught sight of her unmatch- 
able rosebud complexion. But when we went 
up to Intervale, she seemed to have found her 
native haunt, for Olive, with her soft white 
sweater and toboggan cap, was the center of all 
eyes. Also she has an irresistible giggle, and if 
you happen in that secluded little nook on the 
second floor front, you will be certain to hear it. 




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SYLVEA BULL SHAPLEIGH 

" Syllie" 

Andover, Massachusetts 



Smith 



Five Years 



Class Vice-President '23 
Class Secretary '25 
A. D. S. '24, '25, '26 
A. D. S. Play '25, '26 
Senior-Mid Play '25 
German Play '24 



Arm Band '22 
Honor Roll '23, '24 
Student Council '26 
Northneld '25 
Draper Dramatics '24, '25 
Senior Play '26 
Though her name be "Syllie" yet she is not 
always so. There are times when she can be 
very serious. But everyone knows "Syllie's" 
catching giggle, which sets everybody giggling 
without knowing why. They say that Syllie 
takes rhythmic this year because she gets enough 
of "gym" out of school. However that may be, 
she might prefer to have "gym" in school, too. 




CARLOTTA SLOPER 

" Carl" 

New Britain, Connecticut 

Two years 
Philomatheia '26 English V Play '25 

Arm Band '25 Spanish Play '25 

Honor Roll '25 Senior Play 

Bible Group Leader '26 Arm Bar '26 

We have all made up our minds that some 
clay Carlotta is going to outdistance Eleanora 
Sears in her walking contest. But why limit her 
accomplishments to walking? She knows the 
heavens and all the stars, as well as the current 
political questions. So here is another problem 
as to what to write about. But we will leave 
that to her own dichotomizing of the cosmos. 



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Three years 
Senior Play 



VIRGINIA SPEAR 

"Dinny" 
Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Fidelio '24, '25, '26 

Arm Band '25 
Dinny is one of the accomplished musicians of 
the class; she plays the piano and organ, and is 
one of the few strivers for the music certificate. 
Poor Dinny has such a hard time keeping her 
roommate and "Porkchop" on the straight and 
narrow that we wonder if she will fade away into 
thin air one of these days. But although she 
takes up less room than anyone else in the class, 
she will leave quite a space when she is gone. 




RUTH MOWATT STAFFORD 
Andover, Massachusetts 
Mt. Holyoke Five years 

Honor Roll '23, '24, '25 Senior Play '26 

Arm Band '25 Draper Dramatics '24, "25" 

Senior-Mid Play '25 Class Secretary '23 

Ruth is one of the cute girls in the class, with 
her pink cheeks and red lips! But she is bright, 
too, and works hard on her lessons — really quite 
a model student. And she is well-known on our 
Abbot stage where she acts her parts to per- 
fection. "Thou tell'st me there is murder in 
mine eyes — " Ruth is a murderess — of hearts, 
we hear. 




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MARGARET STIRLING 

"Peggy" 

Lakeville, Connecticut 



Class Secretary '24 
Arm Band '23 
Arm Bar '25 
Hockey Numerals '25 



Three years 

Odeon '26 

Northfield '25 

Bible Group Leader '26 

Honor Roll '23, '24 



Meek little Peggy appeared quite unexpectedly 
in our class. She became too bright for her class, 
so she just jumped up and landed in ours. Al- 
though she may look angelic, beware! She's full 
of fun and mischief, and up to any wild prank 
which might appeal to her sense of humor. For 
references, ask Gage. 




MARY SUN* 

"Sunny" 
Tientsin, China 

Four years 
Entertainment Committee '26 Arm Band '26 
Draper Dramatics '25 Senior-Mid Play '25 

Mary, who was the adorable heroine, Kwenlin, 
in "The Turtle Dove" last year, brought the 
real oriental atmosphere into the play and her 
make-tip accentuated her native beauty. She 
was a wonderful sport up at Intervale, and al- 
though it was her first real taste of winter sports, 
she proved to be quite a skater and skier. Mary 
may seem to some people like a little angel, but 
in reality she's usually at the center of any mis- 
chief brewing on the second floor wing. 

*Left at end of first semester. 



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GRETCHEN GARDNER VANDERSCHMIDT 

"Gret" 

Leavenworth, Kansas 

Five years 
'25, '26 Glee Club'22 
Hockey Team '26 
"A" Society '26 
German Play '24 
Student Council '26 
A. D. S. Play '25, '26 
Senior Play '26 
Honor Roll '24, '25 



Hockey Numerals '22, '23 
Senior President 
Class Treasurer '25 
Class Secretary '24 
A. D. S. '24, '25, '26 
Sec.-Treas. A. D. S. '25 
Fidelio '23, '24, '25, '26 
Program Committee '25 
Chairman Tea Dance Committee '25 Choir '26 
English V Play '24 Draper Dramatics '24 

Class Book Board Ex-officio Northfield '25 

Gret is one of the pillars of our class, and the 
success of our Senior year has been largely due to 
her. As Class President she has shown great 
executive ability in handling every situation, and 
in putting things through. The Abbot stage will 
indeed be forlorn without her, for she has con- 
tributed much in the way of fine acting. We will 
not soon forget her as Touchstone. Although 
studious and thoughtful at times, she can always 
find some humor in the most serious situation. 
Leavenworth, Kansas, is a long way off, and is, 
perhaps, "one of the little country towns along 
the way," but if Gret is a typical specimen, 
Abbot says "Come on, Leavenworth!!" 



FUKI WOOYENAKA 
Tokyo, Japan 
Wellesley Two years 

Arm Band '25 Courant '25, '26 

Baseball Numerals '25 Odeon '25 

O Fuki, Fuki, why can't you give the rest of us 
poor struggling creatures just a tiny bit of the 
ability that is so natural to you? For, know that 
Fuki, although she comes from far away Japan, 
is a member of Odeon, and writes the loveliest 
imaginable poems for the Courant. But ' she 
does not confine herself entirely to sober, study 
moods, and pensive, poetic ones. Not at all. 
Just listen to her giggle, or see her ski, and know 
the contrary. 





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0m Hear <^trte 




KATHERINE LAHM PARKER 

"Kay" 

Madison Barracks, N. Y. 

Smith One year 

Posture Honor Roll '25 Arm Band '25 

Philomatheia '26 Honor Roll '26 

"Kay" is a quiet girl who lives on the fourth 

floor. She can be merry at times, but she's 

generally very, very good. You see, she learned 

discipline at an early age, for her father is a 

Brigadier-General, and she lives at Madison 

Barracks. We all envy her for that, for soldiers 

in uniform are "so good-looking." 




DOROTHY PEASE 
"Dippy" 

Hartford, Connecticut 
Wellesley One Year 

Arm Band '26 Honor Roll '26 

We're mighty proud that you were able to be- 
come a permanent member of the Class of '26, 
and we hail you as our class baby. You're so 
quiet that we hardly know you're around. It 
almost seems as though you'd been brought up 
to understand that "babies should be seen and 
not heard." We wish you'd share with us your 
ability to ski and make the Honor Roll. 



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Calenbar for 19254926 



September 


16 


September 


22 


September 


29 


October 


6 


October 


11 


October 


17 


October 


21 


October 


27 


November 


3 


November 


4 


November 


10 


November 


17 


November 


19 


November 


21 


November 


25 


November 


30 


December 


5 


December 


8 


December 


12 


December 


13 


December 


17 


January 


' 6 


January 


9 


January 


14 


January 


19 


January 


28 


January 


30 


February 


1 


February 


9 



Morrissey's big day. 

New Girl - Old Girl Dance. Breaking the ice. 

Senior picnic — Haggett's Pond. 

Mrs. Flagg and Fonty entertained the Seniors at the Baronial 

Hall. 

Rev. Mr. Stackpole, one of our favorite chapel speakers. 

Mr. Alden G. Alley on "The League of Nations." 

Faculty Reception. Seniors to the fore. 

Organ Recital. 

Miss Friskin's Recital. 

Bradford Day. We're fine golfers. 

Faculty Recital. 

Masquerade. A. D. S. makes a little extra cash. 

Mrs. Hopkins on Egypt. 

Mrs. Edith McClure Patterson on "Buying." 

Thanksgiving recess. The festive board. 

Mr. Ellsworth on "Queen Elizabeth." 

Suzanne Keener. 

A. D. S. gives "Why the Chimes Rang." Why see "The 

Miracle?" 

Andover children's party. We become democratic. 

Christmas service. 

Christmas vacation. Three Weeks. 

Another big day for Morrissey. 

Violin recital by Alexander Blackman. Arthur Bassett, pianist. 

Miss Helen Frazer of London. 

Senior-Mid plays. A bright outlook for their Senior play. 

Midyears. Short and sweet. 

The fortunate Senior-Mids have a tea-dance. 

Intervale. "Just a little bit o' heaven." 
Miss Friskin's recital. 



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February 


16 


March 


13 


March 


16 


April 


13 


April 


20 


April 


26 


April 


27 


April 


28 


May 


1 


May 


4 


May 


5 


May 


11 


May 


15 


May 


18 


May 


19 


May 


22 


May- 


29 


June 


1 


June 


3 


June 


5 


June 


6 


June 


7 


June 


8 



Mrs. Gray reads "The Dawn of a Tomorrow." 

Mrs. Harpham. 

Senior Play!! Comment? 

Senior-Mid dialogues. We felt small seeing such talent. 

French Play 

Debate — Q. E. D. vs. Philomatheia. 

Miss Nichols's recital. 

Gym exhibition. 

Song competition. 
4 Faculty recital. 

Abbot Birthday cabaret. 
11 Vocal expression department gives recital. 
Rhythmic exhibition. 
Mrs. Burnham's long anticipated recital. 
Field Day. 
Senior Prom. 
Senior-Mid banquet. 

Senior banquet. Sadly and mournfully we give up our beloved 

parlor. 

Exams. 

Rally night and Draper Dramatics. 

Chapel. Miss Bailey. 

Garden party and Commencement concert. 

Commencement. " Now we're going out from you." 




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Class Will 



We, the Class of 1926, Abbot Academy, Andover; Massachusetts, being as 
sane and sober as could be expected after a year's hard labor, do hereby give and 
bequeath our worldly goods as follows: 
First, To the Class of 1927: 

1. Our diplomacy. 

2. Our collection of old rubbers and galoshes. 

3. All the blue ribbons from our sheepskins, for use next year. 

4. The happy and indispensable faculty of cooperating. 

5. The privilege of entering doors ahead of under classmen : 
Second, To Individuals: 

1. Gret's picture of Fran to Juliette. 

2. Suzzy's laugh to Helen Bloomer. 

3. Edie Bullen's shoes to Eli Gordon. 

4. Peg Stirling's voice to H. Amesse. 

5. Anstiss's talent to Sydna. 

6. All our "little burnt pieces" to Miss Johnson. 

7. "Porkchop's" gift of gab to Helen Leavitt. 

8. Adelaide's discretion to Hersilia. 
9 Cope's mouth to Betty Hulse. 

10. All our "O'Sullivan's" to Miss Baker. 

11. Modern map of Europe, for future use in the "modern field" to Miss 
Hammond. 

12. Lucie's chin to Flora. 

13. Gracie's freckles to Herta. 

14. Cope's big shears to Betsey McAllister, for immediate use. 

15. The fulfillment of Suzzy's wish to be "two inches wider" to C. Hopkins. 

16. Alice Perry's optimism to Dot Spear. 

17. Annie's school spirit to Hen Nash. 
Third, To the School: 

1. An elevator for the tower stairs. 

2. Steel knives for "steak occasions." (Apologies to Miss Howey.) 

3. Lemon forks; one-piece gravy-dishes. 

4. A new situation for the radio. 

5. A few more radiators for trysting-places. 

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Class i>tstorj> 



The bark was launched in '21, 

With a crew of ten or more 

They unfurled sails and hauled in ropes 

In a manner known of yore. 

The port in view was '26, 
Four stops before the end. 
But what a lot there was to do, 
'Til "No more sails to tend." 

It meant building Caesar's bridges, 

And counting lobster's toes. 

It meant constructing queer-shaped figures, 

And reciting English prose. 

It wasn't all good sailing, though, 
There came many a wintry squall, 
But it gave the crew fine training, 
Which we know counts most of all. 

Midyears and finals were "on deck," 

As we anchored at every dock, 

By some they were hailed as a beacon-light, 

By others, a dangerous rock. 

Thus on we sailed for five whole years 
With '26 in view, 

Sometimes the sky was a dubious grey, 
But it often cleared to blue. 

The ship changed hands at every port, 
And officers chosen by all, 
They guided us with a steady hand 
Through many a stormy squall. 

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Gret Vanderschmidt was our captain bold, 
Fonty, her staunch first mate, 
The log was kept by Alice Cole, 
Perk, our purser, kept books straight. 

Anstiss Bowser is the look-out, 
Who looks around to see 
Just what is going on about 
And wards off mutiny. 

The hard test came in the final stretch, 
When we really had to fight 
The heavy storms and rocky shoals, 
But — we're the purple and white. 

This fact alone can answer why 
The ship still rides in state 
It may be battle-worn and scarred, 
But it rides — awaiting fate. 

Its race is nobly finished now, 
With its colors floating high, 
Its spirit will live forever, 
The purple and white for aye. 



Above, when the bright sun has left us, 
And the sky is a grackle-head blue, 
There glows in the distant horizon 
A smouldering purple hue. 

M.S. L. 



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Snterbale 



"Oh, wonderful wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful, and yet again 
wonderful, and after that out of all whooping!" — "As You Like It." 

In this day and age it is said that the adjective "wonderful " is used for such 
trivial things that it loses the fulness of its meaning. But in Shakespeare's time, 
it was used only properly, so we turn to his quotation to be very sure you under- 
stand that in saying Intervale was wonderful, we mean it. 

No one could have wished for more perfect weather. Even Miss Bailey, that 
inveterate "Intervale-goer", said that it was really all that could be hoped for. 
We felt the softness of Intervale snow as it came down, and we felt its softness 
when we fell off skis and toboggans. Between our "uprisings" and "down- 
sittings," we ate — oh! how we ate! 

However, because we expect that you will be there some day, we will not try 
to describe in any kind of detail those three glorious days in the mountains. 
Descriptions of those days would be useless, for that matter, for they are a pleas- 
ure that must be experienced before it can be fully understood and appreciated. 
It was almost with tears that we said goodbye to Intervale, and to that most 
lovable of guides, Mr. Bassett. 




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Snterbale iking* 



(Tune — " Jingle Bells") 
Oh, we have been away, 
And we would like to stay. 
But "B. B." said "Oh no, no, no, 
"You must come back today." 
We've skied and skated too, 
And that's not all to do. 
But p'raps that's all we'd better say, 
For you'll be there some day. 

Intervale, Intervale, we are all for you! 

Coffee, pies and griddle-cakes, and don't forget those steaks! 

Intervale, Intervale, oh how we long for you. 

A comedown from those sirloin steaks to good old Irish stew! 

(Tune — " Three Blind Mice" — Round) 
No more Math, no more Psyc. 

We've had a lot of fun, we wish you could have come. 
We didn't have room in our trunks for you, 
But if we had we'd have brought you too. 
You're called the funny, funny faculty, 
But you're all right! 

(Tune — ' ' Solomon Levi ") 
We are a bunch of Abbot girls, 
We've come from Intervale; 
And if you ask us why in the world 
We're looking as thin as a rail. 
We'll tell you now we've had a good time, 
We're back just for our mail. 
Of course we're glad to see you, Abbot, 
And thereby hangs our tale. 

No Lit or Psyc. 

Tra-la-la-la-la! 

No soup or pickles 

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha ! 

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We've been way up to Intervale 
And now we're back to you. 
And if you're good and study hard 
Some day you'll get there too. 

No old choral. 
Hey-derry-down ! 
No making beds. 
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha ! 

We've been way up to Intervale etc. 

No ringing bells 
Ding-a-ling-a ling! 
Lights out at twelve, 
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha ! 

We've been way up to Intervale — etc. 

Tune — "It's a Long Way to Tipperary") 

It's a hard grind to be a Senior, 

And to get to Intervale. 

But when Midyears were past and over 

And we looked so thin and pale; 

We packed up our good old woolies 

In our little steamer trunks. 

And we rode the engine to the mountains. 

And forgot about our flunks. 

Then it's a great life to be a Senior, 
And to play the whole day long. 
We go skijoring and bacon-batting, 
And we take the food along. 
And then it's time to pack up our woolies; 
So we throw them in our trunks. 
And back we come to dear old Abbot, 
With a smile to face our flunks. 



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Sure a little bit of Heaven 

Fell from out the sky one day 
And it nestled in New Hampshire 

Not so many miles away. 
And when the angels found it 

Sure, it looked so sweet and fair, 
They said, "Suppose we leave it 

For it is so peaceful there." 
So, they sprinkled it with sunshine 

Just to make the pinetrees grow. 
They're the finest ones that can be found 

No matter where you go. 
And they placed the mountains round it 

Just to keep away the gale, 
And when they had it finished 

Sure, they called it Intervale! 




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abbot Vignettes — abbot Jfflatl JloxeS 

Characters 

Mail box — No. 13 

Mail box — No. 14 

Scene 

Abbot Academy 

Time 
March 25th, 1926 

No. 13: The black looks I get these days are simply unbearable. Why any 
little school girl should glance at me so distastefully when I haven't a letter for 
her, I don't understand. You might think I could make him write to her. 

No. 14: Well, I'm sick of having my door slammed in my face. Even if I 
have a letter for her she bangs it. Ungrateful wretch ! 

No. 13: You know, my owner persists in not only opening, but in poking 
her hand in me, everytime she passes. Queer! 

No. 14: Why don't you ask her doctor to prescribe spectacles for her? She 
must be near-sighted. 

No. 13 : I wonder why they ever brought us here. I fully expect to have my 
glass front shattered very soon. The old mail rack (I've heard rumors of it) 
must have been much nicer and quieter. 

No. 14: Well, I heard that we would lessen the confusion in the office at mail 
time. There certainly is a tumult now, though. (The bell rings; then a mad rush 
and scramble; long arms wave wildly above the heads of the eager mob; doors are 
opened, and slammed — slam goes one of the doors.) 

No. 13: Oh! — that sends the shivers up and down my back. I suppose I 
should be glad to give the poor dears something to do. It must have been very 
dull, only to look at the mail rack and not have a private box to open and shut. 

No. 14: There's always something to be thankful for. It's great to feel 
important. Anyways I'm happy that I get such scrutinizing glances many times 
a day. 

No. 13 : Oh ! yes, yes — . Say, do you ever please her? 

No. 14: Most certainly I do. The first of February I had packs of postcards 
for her' — pictures of snow and mountains. Guess my owner's rather popular. On 
the fourteenth all I heard were squeals of joy, and I can't imagine why I was so 
laden down then. She's really spoiled. She — 

(A different voice is heard.) 

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Voice: Goodbye, old mailbox. Won't see you again until April seventh. 
No. 14: Old mail box! Did you hear that? Oh, well, thank goodness, 
she's going away. Now we can have some peace. Goodbye. 

No. 13: Goodbye. Hope you enjoy your rest. Adelaide Black 

HmttcaSesi, ftere anb W$txt 

As I sat in the station, waiting for a train, I observed suitcases — big ones, 
little ones, shiny black ones, and old straw ones. And how characteristic they all 
were of their owners! An Italian immigrant went by, tugging a dilapidated straw 
suitcase which bulged at the corners. It probably contained all the poor woman's 
wordly possessions, and, like her, needed repair. Next came Mr. NouveaU Riche 
with his suitcases plastered with foreign labels which he had bought at home. I 
glanced up. What prima donna could this be? There was a porter, struggling 
under the burden of hatboxes, suitcases, band-boxes and a tennis racquet! Fol- 
lowing, was a young lady clasping an exotic little Parisienne doll in one hand, and 
a bunch of roses in the other. Her fame was all to make, however! it was just an 
Abbot girl back from a long recess. Ruth C. Deadman 

ftatrptnsi 

There was a time when the hairpin played an important part in keeping 
milady's hair handsomely in place. It is untrue to say that it doesn't do so now, but 
certainly its use has decreased, even in the last ten years. I wonder what the hair- 
pin thinks about it. It must be quite distracting to lose one's place in society. 
Of course it can be put to other uses besides holding up milady's hair. Indeed, 
the hairpin makes a fine buttonhook, when such is missing. But alas, that usage 
is dying out, because we haven't the button shoe as of old. 

Here at Abbot, we have a tree within the famous circle, which is called "The 
Hairpin Tree." Off and on we have individual contests to see who can find the 
most hairpins to hang upon the tree. Today the tree is quite a curiosity. It 
contains hairpins of many varieties of size, shape and color. As long as our 
famous "Hairpin Tree " lasts, no young lady at Abbot will ever fail to know what 
a hairpin looked like. Helen Larson 

a* W$ty $a£tf #ut 

A grave procession of heads . . . some with long-drawn funereal expres- 
sions preceding others with saccharine curves of smiles. Some walk serenely and 
sedately; others hurry with short, quick steps, or some jauntily, yet with deliber- 
ation. Some have a wilful tossing of the head ; some barely turn a serious, pensive 

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profile, and yet others smile benignly and move unconscious lips. Some stand and 
gaze intently in one direction, and then, suddenly jerking the head, move as 
suddenly onward with an expression of intense relief. Here is where each indi- 
vidual is individual — during the matin salute to Miss Bailey in the dining room. 

Emily Gage 

W$t 3nbt£pen£able 

Who can imagine a recital at Abbot without Charles? Often he appears 
before the performers themselves do, to give the note for the tuning of the violins 
behind the scenes. Later he comes in to close the piano; then he reopens it. It 
seems frequently necessary to exchange the stool for a bench, or vice versa. If 
a group is to play he carefully brings in chairs and music-racks, and arranges 
them with absolute precision. The air of naturalness and perfect ease with which 
he goes through his part of the program is truly remarkable. His amused grin 
when we applaud him by mistake is most infectious, and makes the time between 
the numbers go much faster. Margaret Stirling 

ZEfje Jfrtenblp IXabtator 

Of all the friendly objects about Abbot, there is none quite so warm and 
delightful as the hall radiator. Its warmth after the bitter cold of outdoors is 
soothing; while its magnetic personality draws you to it, and its cosy and cheery 
heat makes you reluctant to leave its intimacy. 

What a popular meeting place the radiator is for all! It hears strange and 
conflicting gossip, but never starts trouble by breathing a thing it hears; and what 
a comforting glow it sends through you when you are waiting in fear and trembling 
to enter the office on a perilous errand. 

How strong and patient the radiator seems when you come to it in a frenzy over 
an examination. It is entirely passive, yet it quietly sends out its protective warmth 
to calm you. Changes of many sorts take place, but this warm, faithful friend, 
the radiator, remains the same throughout them all. Jane Ruth Hovey 

abbot S>all 

You are very stately, my friend, with your slim grey columns, and cool stone 
steps; your dome from which we may watch the heavens at night is imposing, too. 
You are grave and impassive, but I know that you are full of knowledge, and often 
your chambers echo with sweet harmonies. Your ivy mantle is full of cool shad- 
ows in summer. As your square window-panes blink contentedly at the sun, what 
do the pigeons confide to you ; what tales have the sparrows under your eaves to 
tell? Fuki Wooyenaka 

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H>ong of tf)E $loto 

Oh, who is so happy as I, as I? 

— And the lark's song, high overhead — 
I plunge through the moist brown earth 
That steams in the spring- warm sun, 
Leaving behind me a furrow smooth, 

A furrow straight, neat-turned and smooth — 

Who could be so happy as I, as I? 

— And the lark's song, high overhead — 

My master with his strong brown hands, 
His rough blue smock and cheery voice, 
Calls to the horses — his eyes are on me, 
But his mind dwells under a thatched roof, 
A moss-grown, green-hung thatched roof. 
It is only a week since he took to wife 
The fairest of rosy-cheeked maids. 

Oh master! We 

Have struck a stone — 

That's right — pull slow, 
Now lift, 
Now turn, 

We're free! 

Oh who is so happy as I, as I? 

— With the lark's song high overhead — 

Edith Bullen 



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Mv <^arben 

Still sits the grey stone-god 
Moss-grown and old 
Within his sheltered niche — 
Unperturbed, inscrutable, 
He views his world — 
This garden nook. 

Lo! the caressing brown of whirling moths 

In the ling'ring summer dusk, 

A glint of gold in this limpid pool 

Fringed by pencil'd iris fair — 

Fireflies in aimless course 

Pursue the unseen paths of the dark. 

Bamboo leaves stir with cool wind-songs 
And shadowy pine-trees croon. 
A night-hawk moans in a distant shade 
(Low, sad and tremulous its song). 
I slip away to the edge of the pool 
And await the rising moon. 

FUKI WOOYENAKA 

(Written for Odeon) 

Wfytvt! 3fa tfje Jfog — 

I sat by my window 
The other day 
To watch the rain 
And the gloomy gray 
Of the fog. 

The only creature 

Upon the street 

Was disconsolate wetness 

On the four feet 

Of a dog. 

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And yet there's a feeling 
In the air, 

A feeling of something 
That comes from — where 
In the fog? 

Edda Renouf 

(Written for Odeon) 



profee 

(With apologies to Mr. Tennyson) 

Broke, broke, broke 

Am I today, ah me. 

And I would that my lips might utter 

The aspersions — (beware of Stu. G.) 

Oh well for the carefree pauper 
Who hasn't a cent to spend. 
And well for the rich man's daughter 
With money enough to lend. 

And the hungry girls sweep on 
To the tea-room, before my nose. 
But oh, for the touch of a vanished coin, 
And a sundae at Mr. Lowe's! 

Broke, broke, broke 

Shall I be for a month, oh gee! 

But the welcome face of that vanished cash 

Is forever banished from me. 

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Hot^eaux 

It was a Black Sommers Knight, and I Sutton wondered how long I'd have to 
Waite for him to come. The Sun had gone down and now a cool Breese came 
Wright into the House. Suddenly my little sister, a Hardy youngster, came in. 

"Be Goodnow," I said, "and I'll give you a Graham cracker." 

She made no Ripley, but began to Monan Nash her teeth. Then she sobbed : 
"This afternoon I was Friskin down the Lane, and a Bullen a cow began to Chase 
me. I ran into some Burrs and tore my Bloomers and scratched my Hyde and 
now it Burns." 

Just then he came. I was so happy that I thought I'd Dyer faint, but he was 
in a Gay mood and wanted to take me out. 

"Watson tonight at the Colonial?" he asked my sister. 

"Don't Kidder," I Warrened him. "She'll think you want to take her 
along." 

"I'll Skinner and Locker up if she comes," he said. She turned White and 
ran away. 

"I'm Amesse," he said. "I didn't mean to frighten her. By the way, I 
haven't eaten yet." 

So I brought him some Hammond French Pease. Then we went off in his 
Rolls Roys. 

"We'll Parker here in front of the theater," he said. "Abbot she might be 
stolen, even Marceau because she's new. There's Bean a lot of trouble about 
such things down here. Let's go out in the country. 

The fresh Ayers Braced us and we whirled off. 

" I felt like a Deadman before I met you dear," he said. " Burt now my heart 
is Hovey with love for you. Would Gillette me kiss you?" 

"Be Goodwillie," I replied, "or I shall have to be very Blunt." 

"Aw," he answered, "Wooyenaka fellow down?" 

"Nay," I said, "let's Leavitt at that. When Willauer wedding be?" 

As for the Riest of what we did, and Howe we did it, what's the use of Putnam 
down? 



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Bid us Godspeed, O Mother, as we go. 
Your sheltering gates are flung ajar, 
What life now holds for us we may not know, 
The future gleams afar. 



For fair have been your ivy-mantled walls, 
And dear to us the Circle's green; 
The shadow of your peace about us falls, 
And on these paths serene. 



In after years though we are far away 
Our hearts will turn again to thee, 
And here again will tread each quiet way 
With love in memory. 

FUKI WOOYENAKA 



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Best dressed 

Infant prodigy 

Most influential 

Most capable 

Cutest . 

Best natured . 

Prettiest . 

Neatest 

A bsent-minded 

Done most for Abbot 

Democrat 

Grind 

Best-looking 

Versatile 

Bluffer 

Popular 

A Mete 

Optimist 

Diplomat 

High hat . 

Pessimist 

Meekest 

Original 

Wittiest 



Glidden 16, Locker 12, Vanderschmidt 3 

Pease 22, Locker 11 

Loizeaux 13, Black 12, Vanderschmidt 10 

Rogers 10, Loizeaux 8, Perkins 7 

McDougall 25, Bowser 7, Bullen 2 

Perry 18, Bloomfield 8, Douglass 7 

Rogers 13, Griffin 9, Clay 7 

Glidden 16, Griffin 5. Bloomfield 3, Black 3 

Lyman 19, Burr 12, Hunt 3 

Black 16, Loizeaux 8, Flagg 7 

Bloomfield 18, Larson 12 

Mahoney 15, Glidden 8, Merrick 7 

Clay 20, Gage 9, Griffin 5 

Bullen 11, Flagg 8, Gage 7 

Vanderschmidt 15, Perkins 8, Shapleigh 7 

Bloomfield 15, Bowser 11, McDougall 7 

Glidden 31, Copeland 3, Bloomfield 2 

Bloomfield 15, Perry 7, Bowser 4 

Vanderschmidt 14, Perkins 10 

Cole 17, Vanderschmidt 12, Glidden 6 

Spear 27, Hovey 8, Cole 1 

Stirling 22, Deadman 11, Pease 3 

Sloper 11, Renouf 10, Loizeaux 6 

Loizeaux 17, Vanderschmidt 13, Katzman 2, Craik 2 



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parting ftpmn 

Father, I know that all my life 

Is portioned out for me; 
The changes that are sure to come 

1 1 : I do not fear to see ; : 1 1 
But I ask Thee for a present mind 

Intent on pleasing Thee. 

I ask Thee for a thoughtful love 

Through constant watching wise. 

To meet the glad with joyful smiles, 
|| : And to wipe the weeping eyes; : 

And a heart at leisure from itself, 
To soothe and sympathize. 

Wherever in the world I am, 

In whatso'er estate, 
I have a fellowship of hearts 

1 1 : To keep and cultivate ; : 1 1 
And a work of lowly love to do 

For the Lord, on whom I wait. 

So I ask Thee for the daily strength, 
To none that ask denied, 

And a mind to blend with outward life 
|| : While keeping at thy side; : || 

Content to fill a little space 
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Mentor JffltbMe Class 

Class Colors — Red and White 
Let's give a cheer, girls, for twenty-seven, 
We're the class of the red and white. 
Our love goes out to A-B-B-O-T, 
And may her torch shine e'er increasingly. 
Loyal and steadfast to twenty-seven 
May we e'er hold her standards true; 
We will honor her, and prize her, and love her. 
And the school of the white and blue. 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



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Pauline Humeston 
Margaret Nay 
Alice Stonebraker 
Mary Ayers 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 



Officers of £§>econb gbemesrter 



Sydna White 
Harriet Sullivan 
Sylvia Miller 
Lois Kimball 



Helen Amesse 
Mary Ayers 
Eleanor Blackmer 
Louise Blake 
Betty Burns 
Priscilla Chapman 
Charlotte Chase 
Margaret Creelman 
Natalie Cushman 
Margaret Cutler 
Louise DeCamp 
Dorothea Dow 
Gertrude Drummond 
Helen Dyer 
Ray Ellis 
Katherine Farlow 
Ellen Faust 



Jane Fitch 
Jean Frederick 
Dorothy French 
Persis Goodnow 
Eleanor Gordon 
Jane Graves 
Ruth Harvey 
June Hinman 
Elizabeth Hoffman 
Caroline Hopkins 
Miriam Houdlette 
Emily House 
Pauline Humeston 
Louise Hyde 
Marion Ireland 
Katharine Keany 



Lois Kimball 
Nancy Kimball 
Mary Knight 
Marjorie Knowlton 
Edna Marland 
Sylvia Miller 
Alice Mitchell 
Herta Mittendorff 
Abbie Monan 
Margery Murray 
Harriet Nash 
Ruth Nason 
Margaret Nay 
Helen Norton 
Ruth Perry 
Cathryn Phillips 



Elizabeth Platt 
Alice Rogers 
Edna Russell 
Lucy Sanborn 
Flora Skinner 
Virginia Smith , 
Alice Sommers 
Dorothy Spear 
Aylmer Stantial 
Beatrice Stephens 
Alice Stonebraker 
Ella Stonebraker 
Harriet Sullivan 
Sally Tate 
Sydna White 
Elizabeth Whitney 



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Seated: Adelaide Black, President. 

Standing, left to right: Ruth Katzman, Secretary; Louise Douglass, Vice-President; Ellen Faust, 
Treasurer. 



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Front Row, left to right: Emily Gage, Secretary; Barbara Bloomfield, Vice-President; Anstiss Bowser, 
President; Emily Lyman, Vice-President; Lucy Sanborn, Vice-President; Evelyn Glidden. 

Back Row, left to right: Katherine Stewart, Adelaide Black, Katherine Willauer, Frances Flagg, 
Louise DeCamp, Louise Douglass, Gretchen Vanderschmidt. 



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Front Row, left to right: Frances MeDougall, Katherine Clay, Flora Skinner. 

Back Row, left to right: Anstiss Bowser, Ellen Faust, Frances Flagg, Gracie Griffin, Evelyn Glidden. 
(Gretchen Vanderschmidt.) 



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Front Row, left to right: Ruth Copeland, Literary Editor; Priscilla Perkins, Editor-in-Chief; Helen 

Larson, Business Manager; Gretchen Vanderschmidt. 
Back Row, left to right: Gertrude Craik, Edda Renouf, Suzanne Loizeaux, Literary Editor; Lois 

Kimball, Assistant Art Editor; Barbara Bloomfield, Art Editor; Pauline Humeston, Assistant 

Business Manager. 



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Seated: Emily Gage, Editor. 

Standing, left to right: Jean Frederick, Louise Anthony, Edith Bullen, Business Manager. 



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Seated, left to right: Edith Bullen, President; Emily Gage, Secretary-Treasurer. 
Standing, left to right: Ruth Farrington, Ray Ellis, Edda Renouf. 



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Seated, left to right: Evelyn Glidden, Frances McDougall, Secretary-Treasurer; Emily Lyman, 

President; Louise Douglass, Vice-President. 
Standing, left to right: Elizabeth Aller, Katherine Willauer, Suzanne Loizeaux, Lucie Locker, 

Margaret Creelman. 



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Seated, left to right: Gretchen Vanderschmidt, Pauline Humeston, Secretary-Treasurer; Gracie 

Griffin, President; Jane Ruth Hovey. 
Standing, left to right: Katherine Clay, Gertrude Drummond, Sydna White, Frances Flagg, Ruth 

Copeland, Ellen Faust. 



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Seated, left to right: Priscilla Perkins, President; Gertrude Craik, Secretary-Treasurer 
Standing left to right: Lucy Sanborn, Katherine Parker, Adelaide Black, Carlotta Sloper, Nancy 
Kimball, Anstiss Bowser. 



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Left to right: Evelyn Glidden, President; Suzanne Loizeaux, Treasurer; Frances McDougal 
Secretary. (Elinor Mahoney, Vice-President.) 



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Front Row, left to right: Katherine Adams, Evelyn Glidden, Jean Swihart, Nancy Sherman, Lucy 
Sanborn, Frances Flagg, Helen Larson. 

Middle Row, left to right: Eleanor Gordon, Virginia Gay, Anstiss Bowser, Sylvia Miller, Secretary- 
Treasurer; Barbara Bloomfield, President; Lucie Locker, Gretchen Vanderschmidt, Ann 
Miller. 

Back Row, left to right: Helen Dyer, Marion Ireland, Louise Hyde, Harriet Nash, Suzanne 
Loizeaux, Lois Kimball, Ruth Copeland, Flora Skinner, Mary Alice Mcintosh, Ellen Faust. 



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Front Row, left to right: Gretchen Vanderschmidt, Suzanne Loizeaux, Barbara Bloomfield, Captain; 

Frances Flagg, Katherine Adams. 
Back Row, left to right: Lucy Sanborn, Ellen Faust, Louise Hyde, Helen Larson, Eleanor Gordon, 

Evelyn Glidden, Nancy Sherman. 



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Seated, left to right: Ann Miller, Sylvia Miller, Captain; Helen Dyer. 

Standing, left to right: Frances McDougall, Manager; Ruth Copeland, Lois Kimball, Mary Alice 
Mcintosh. 



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Le// to n'gfa: Lucie Locker, Captain; Harriet Nash, Anstiss Bowser. 



^Tennis QTeam 



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Left to right: Gracie Griffin, Frances McDougall, Ellen Faust. 



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prabforb Bap 



The height of our training-table careers was reached on November 4th, when 
we awoke to a bright, sunshiny morning, which seemed to be made to order for 
us. Our enthusiasm was at a high pitch, and even the donning of the "P. TVs" 
didn't serve to dampen it. Four special cars awaited our arrival at Morton Street. 
At last, the long-heralded day had come, and we were off for Bradford. 

The Bradford girls, dressed in yellow and white, with little yellow and white 
caps, presented a very picturesque appearance, banked up on the steps of the big 
main building. 

After the usual welcome songs, we were borne by our respective hostesses to 
the tennis-courts, where we watched two very exciting matches: "Annie" and 
Lucie played a superb game of doubles, and it was not until the last point of the 
last game was played that we knew who had the victory. 

After croquet and clock golf, we were escorted to the gym, where a royal 
feast was awaiting us. Gathered outside, with Miss Coats and Miss Bailey as our 
inspirations, we sang lustily to each other. 

When Bradford had given us a very admirable exhibition of archery in some 
interclass contests, we walked through the woods, and came out upon the hockey 
and basketball fields, where we watched two well-matched teams make some good 
plays. The basketball game was nip and tuck up to the moment when the last 
whistle blew, which signified the end of our day, with a score of forty-five for 
Bradford, against our five. 

But as the goodbye songs were sung on the big stairway, we realized what 
fine spirit existed between the two rival schools, and what true and lasting friend- 
ships we had made that day. 



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9* iou Hikt 3t 

"As You Like It" suddenly walked out "from between its leathern covers and 
became a true, tangible and delicious comedy, with that vivid sparkle of life that 
glows in an Arden made real after existing on a bookshelf only as a dream. Being 
a favorite plot and a familiar one, its ravelings and unravelings had a more fas- 
cinating touch because of our intimacy with them. 

In the castle, that old-time sense of chivalry was prevalent, and our sym- 
pathies were tangled up immediately in the irresistible love of Orlando and his 
beautiful Rosalind. Rosalind's banishment was not too pathetic, for we were 
revived by the eager and amusing jest of her leaving, dressed as a lad, with her 
cousin Celia as a peasant maid, for the fair forest of Arden. After all, they were 
having a wonderful time out of life. 

So we lived and laughed again with the charming Ganymede and Aliena, 
the heroic banished Duke, and the quick-tongued Touchstone, under the ideal 
shade of Arden's familiar trees, watching love blossom and tangle and finally end 
in lilting happiness, and satisfaction to everyone, not to speak of our eager, inter- 
ested selves. 



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Mentor iWtbble $lap* 

9 Jfan anb &too Canbiegtickg 

There is a witchery in swaying crinolines and in the shine of satin, in powdered 
hair and in the dignified measures of a minuet. This is the story of a young girl 
at a dance on St. Valentine's Day. She loses her highly prized fan, and two ardent 
lovers are eager to find it, for the reward is the last minuet, and the girl herself. 
Fair Nancy does not know whether she would have Hugh or Ralph, but Hugh, who 
has stolen the fan, returns it and wins a bonny bride. 
Nancy . . . . . . . . . Marjorie Knowlton 

Hugh ............ Dorothy Spear 

Ralph ...........: June Hinman 

i£>tr IBabib Wzav& a Croton 



Let us hope that we are not too old to enjoy the sight of Kings and Queens, and 
of a little peasant boy, crowned as in the good old fairy tales. When convention, 
seconded by the King's great-aunt, drove a lovely queen away, and happiness 
could not enter the gilded palace because of propriety, little David became a 
friend of the Queen, and she, in return, knighted him "Sir David-Little-Boy." 
The Queen returned to the palace and became the true Queen and counsellor of 
the King. As the play closes, Sir David-Little-Boy is not a rapturous prince, but 
just a tired little boy, sung to sleep by his mother, who sees a great future for her 
little son. 

Prologue . Ruth Nason 

Mary Knight 

Alice Stonebraker 

Priscilla Chapman 

Helen Dyer 

Elizabeth Whitney 

Margaret Creelman 

Harriet Sullivan 

Marion Ireland 

Lucy Sanborn 

Ruth Perry 

Ruth Harvey 

Margery Murray 

Jean Frederick 

Nancy Kimball 

Gertrude Drummond 

Edna Marland 



Device-Bearer 

you-in-the-audience 

Population 

Soldiery . 

The Mime . 

Milkmaid 

Ballad Singer . 

Trumpeter 

The King 

Councilor 

Queen 

The King's Great-aunt 

Headsman . 

Sir-David-Little-Boy 

His Mother 

The Blind Man 



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Coincidence made the lounge of a hotel a trysting-place for a mother, her 
son and daughter. We enjoyed seeing Mrs. Briggs finally married to a former 
lover, and her daughter successful in finding the one man. But how piteous is the 
sight of young Lancelot Briggs's shattered romance, when the attractive young 
widow, for whom he had a sudden "unexplainable feeling," a "sort of don't you 
know," and "he-would-make-her-happy-forever" feeling, is found, in the end, to 
be betrothed to another. 



Mrs. Curtis 
Lancelot Briggs 
Mrs. Briggs 
Jessie 

Rupert Smith 
Mr. Ingoldsby 
Mysterious Voice 



Persis Good now 

Harriet Nash 

Pauline Humeston 

Elizabeth Aller 

Lois Kimball 

Sydna White 

Alice Mitchell 



Celut <&ut Cpousia ^ne Jfemme Jffluette 

A fascinating bit of medieval France in song and drama was shared with us on 
April twentieth by the members of the French department. The well-known and 
long-anticipated comedy of "The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife" proved well 
worth waiting for. We smiled at the antics of Gille and Alizon ; we laughed at the 
doctor and his earnest little surgeon; we sympathized and suffered with the judge 
in his trials and tribulations. The fine synopsis and the splendid acting made 
great knowledge of French unnecessary, and the whole performance, as to both 
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When A. D. S. presented "Why the Chimes Rang," we witnessed a very 
charming, well interpreted little play, which contained mingled laughter and tears. 
Laughter for Steen and his unsatiable appetite; tears for Holger and his sweet 
unselfishness in staying at home to care for the old woman when he wanted so 
very much to go with Steen to the great cathedral service on Christmas Eve. As 
Holger at last reached the cathedral, the chimes, which had remained silent as the 
many rich gifts were laid on the altar, burst forth into tumultuous, glorious music 
when the boy presents his mite for the Christchild. 



Holger, a peasant boy 
Steen, his younger brother 
Bertel, their uncle 
An old Woman . 
The Priest 
The Choir Boy 
The Rich Man . 
The Courtier . 
A Beautiful Woman 
An Old Man 
A Lovely Young Girl 
The King . 
The Angel 



Ellen Faust 

Jane Ruth Hovey 

Ruth Copeland 

Katharine Clay 

Sydna White 

Sylvea Shapleigh 

Gertrude Drummond 

Gretchen Vanderschmidt 

Pauline Humeston 

Ruth Copeland 

Marjorie Knowlton 

Frances Flagg 

Gracie Griffin 



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atrfiot Wit* 



SUNK! 
Suzzy (reading her dialogue): "The King relapses into a chair." 

ZOOLOGY LESSON 
History V discussion of the German Reichstag and the Austrian Reichsrat. 
Suzzy: "What's the difference between 'rat' and 'stag'?" 

A NEW ONE 
Noah Webster — a la Alice Taylor — : "Sardines are impoverished gold- 
fish." 

"SHE NEVER KNEW" 
Deadman (after singing "There Came Three Kings"): "Isn't it funny that 
they call camels 'Epiphany'?" 

THE THIRD DAY 

Adelaide (in History V mid-year): " During the June days there were many 
resurrections in the streets." 

LATE FREIGHT 

Millie: "We have to learn a sonnet for English." 

Gret: "Learn the shortest one." 

Millie (after long pause): "Oh! I thought they were all the same length." 

TRY AGAIN 
Barb (in her younger years, during Bible III test): "John the Baptist was 
discovered in the bulrushes by Pharaoh's daughter." 

A LITTLE PREVIOUS 
Miss Bailey: "In times of crisis a great figure often rises. For instance, 
who was it in the Revolution, Edith Bullen?" 
Edith: "Oh yes! Abraham Lincoln." 

TO THE RESCUE 

Squint (jumping out of bed on a rainy night): " I must take the goldfish out 
of the window so they won't get wet!" 

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RISING TO THE OCCASION 

Miss Bailey {Ethics class): "Olive, can you state the author's position on 
the subject?" 

Olive: "No, but I don't agree with him." 

WORTHY OF REPETITION 

Unknown Senior Mid, asked by Miss Hammond to quote five lines of poetry, 
and give the source, quotes: "Breathes there a man with soul so dead," etc., and 
gives as the source: "E. E. Hale — 'The Man without a Country'."! 



gtobot $rtbilegesi 

1 . Leaving P. A. prom a la Cinderella. 

2. Wearing fur coats to fire drill. 

3. Wearing bloomers at Intervale. 

4. Retiring to infirmary after vacations to "get over that tired feeling." 

5. Having our lights put out for us at night. 

6. Going down town twice a week. 

7. Putting away cotton stockings on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. 

8. Not one, nor two, but three bells to wake us in the morning. 

9. Cream puffs. 

Jfamoug ^apings ftp Jfamoug people 

Miss Bailey: "There's plenty of room for everyone on this list. If neces- 
sary we can extend it to the Infirmary." 

Miss Kelsey: "Now spend a quiet, comfortable morning in your own room, 
with no visiting." 

Miss Mason: "Has anyone seen the thermometer this morning?" 

Miss Chickering: "Now, I think this is rather interesting, don't you?" 

Miss Hammond: "Admirable! admirable!" 

Madame Craig: "Who's making all this noise?" 

Madame Riest: "Have you brought your red pencils?" 

Miss Grimes: "Good-night, girls." 

Miss Baynes: "Thanks very much!" 

Mr. Howe (in choral): "What's going on back there?" 

Miss Johnson: "Where are your rubbers?" 

Miss McDuffee: "Hello!" 

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&0 tf)e ftall of Jfame 1926 Commenbs; tfte Jfollotomg: 

1. The old mail-rack, which for so long held all our good and bad news. 

2. The Ford Truck, which has so faithfully carried Miss Butterfield, "Coke," 
and the food. 

3. The three horses of Intervale, which were so blessed with the names of 
"Kit," "Nell," and "Mollie." 

4. Miss Moses, who so nonchalantly treads the sacred circle. 

5. Miss Johnson, the anti-gravyist, who so faithfully administers the pink 
pills. 

6. Our guests, the townsmen's dogs, that always enter by the school door. 

7. The chaperons, who so religiously dole out dimes and Reading tickets, 
and who herd us into the Subway in regular policeman's fashion. 



pasieball Hextccm 

A good single Edna Marland 

Two-bagger Miss Hammond and Miss Burt 

A triple hit Elinor Mahoney, Peg Stirling and Fuki 

A no-hit game Miss Mason's table. 

Safe play . . . . . . . Kay Clay 

Short-stop Miss Butterfield 

Fou{w)l Mr. Partridge 

Fly What we wish we were in Faculty Meeting 

Catcher Stu.-G. 

Pitcher Faculty 

Umpire . B. B. 

Home run June 8th 



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S. R. HAINES 
H. N. BLOOMFIELD P. B. KINCAID 



Haines, Bloomfield, Kincaid Co. 

222 SUMMER STREET 
BOSTON 

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Tea T(oom &f gift Shop 



Week End Guests 
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190 Main Street, Andover 



A. F. RIVARD 



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36 Main Street, Andover 



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ALL HOME MADE AND PURE — ALSO SALTED NUTS 

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MISS COOMBS 
106 Main Street Andover, Mass. 



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C. A. HILL 

iElrrtrtral 
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Student Lamps & Supplies 



Eveready Flash Lights 
and Batteries 



56 Main Street, Andover 

"Telephone 344- W 



H. E. MILLER 



Shoes j T^ubbers 



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43 Main Street, Andover 



W. J. MORRISSEY 

Taxi Service 

PARK STREET, ANDOVER 

Telephone 59 
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Qolonial Food Shoppe 
Tea T^oorn 

Everything Strictly Home-Made 

£ake and ^Pastry 
a Specialty 

Miss C. M. Hill, Prop. 

21 Chestnut St., Andover 



Telephone Liberty 7249 



GEORGE H. PERKINS 



MEMBER AM. SOC. MECH. ENG. 



CONSULTING ENGINEER 



STEAM PLANTS 
MILL BUILDINGS 
INVESTIGATIONS AND REPORTS 



200 DEVONSHIRE STREET, BOSTON 



Jane Tooher Sport Clothes 



711 Boylston Street 
BOSTON 



GYMNASIUM GARMENTS 
MADE TO MEASURE 



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MAIN STREET 

Tel. 70 



GREENHOUSES 
SHAWSHEEN VILLAGE 

Tel. 71 



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13-15 MAIN STREET 
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Have Your Stationery 
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with school seal, monogram or 

address in the latest style. Ask 

for beautiful Club Parchment 

writing papers. 



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57 Franklin Street, Boston 




COSTUMES 

FOR ALL OCCASIONS 

Write our Service Department for any 

information which will assist you in 

arranging either Costume, Scenic or 

Lighting Effects. 

Hooker-Howe Costume Co. 

46-52 Main St. (Box 705) 
Tel. 1 501 

Haverhill - Massachusetts 



J. H. Campion & Co 



Qrocers 



All kinds of fruits in season 
Fancy crackers in large variety 
Olives — Stuffed, Plain, Ripe, 
Chocolates, Bon-bons, Mints, 
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades 



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All Classes of Insurance Underwritten 



Insurance Offices 

1828 — Bank Building — 1926 
Main Street, Andover 




BEAUTY 
SHOPPE 

HAZEL N. LAWLESS, Proprietor 



Modern sanitary methods of Shampooing, 
Marcel-waving, Facial and Scalp Treat- 
ment, Manicuring — Zip Treat- 
ments a Specialty 



We welcome the patronage of old friends and new. 
Appointments arranged for by phone. 



66 MAIN STREET - ANDOVER 



SADDLE HORSES 
FOR SALE! 



We breed and develop three and five- 
gaited saddle horses. Wc; have on hand 
about ninety, including show and 
pleasure horses, brood mares and colts. 
Every horse guaranteed as represented. 



HERBERT M. WOOLF 

1020 WALNUT STREET 
KANSAS CITY - MISSOURI 



Haywood Hosiery 



Extra Fine Quality 

$1.95 a Pair 



HILLER CO. 

4 MAIN STREET - ANDOVER 







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12 Main St. Tei. 345 Andover 



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Permanent Waning 

MUSGROVE BUILDING 115 MERRIMACK ST. 
ANDOVER, MASS. HAVERHILL, MASS. 

TEL. 1004 tel. 3787 



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